SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Instawork, the leading platform for connecting businesses with skilled hourly workers, announced today that the platform is recognized as the 2022 recipient of the ACE Award for "Best Innovation" by Catersource. The award was announced at the Catersource Annual Conference and Special Event, the catering industry's premier event.
With a network of over 2 million hourly workers, Instawork was awarded this honor after building a highly scalable dispatch and matching system. By leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), the platform is able to match the right worker with the right business across a multitude of position types, geographies, and work requirements.
The recognition is timely given that the pandemic has provided catering businesses the opportunity to re-evaluate their staffing strategy in order to best attract and retain skilled and reliable workers. Businesses need to balance their operational needs with the new desires for flexibility, higher wages, and career growth of the hourly workforce. Instawork has revolutionized how the industry finds staff for their businesses while managing new worker expectations, allowing catering businesses to easily staff their events and dial up or down staffing based on their unique needs.
"Catering businesses need the ability to quickly find reliable workers to meet increased demand, especially with the busiest wedding season happening right now in decades," said Kira Caban, Instawork's Head of Strategic Communications. "Using innovative technology to better connect businesses with quality workers is critically important to the recovery and success of the catering industry. We're thrilled to be recognized for our contributions."
The announcement comes less than a year after the company raised $60 million in Series C financing and exceeded its goal of adding 100,000 new Instawork Pros to meet increased demand ahead of the busy holiday season. Instawork is currently staffing hospitality businesses in more than 25 markets across the U.S. and Canada.
Those interested in learning more about Instawork can visit www.instawork.com or download the app.
Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible work app for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than two million workers in the U.S., filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork has been featured by CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and more. Instawork was recently named one of Built In's 2022 Best Midsize Companies to Work For in the Bay Area, a 2022 Top Workplace, and was named one of the "Best Apps of the Summer" in 2021. Instawork helps businesses in the food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 markets across the U.S. and Canada. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
Head of Strategic Communications